Buying, selling or exchanging Bitcoins or other crypto-currencies for other currencies or commodities.

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Does know of any specific Binary Options Websites where I can trade Bitocins? [duplicate]

Ideally I'd like to be trading bitcoins. I just signed up here and it seems to be going okay. http://www.citrades.com/lp/bitcoin-free-signals/en/?campaign=416
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What could be causing hourly bitcoin price spikes?

The price spikes every hour, on the 26 minute mark: https://bitcoinaverage.com/charts.htm#USD-averages-1d (Although it seems like spikes do not show up for some people/browswers. Her is what I see: ...
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Decentralised escrow / distributed private key generation

Issue Hi As many others i am curious in addressing distributed escrow problem (not just for bitcoin). As it stands now there are no decentralised escrows. All escrow services are based on trust in ...
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Is instant profitable arbitrage impossible?

Case #1: Trade coins after an arbitrage opportunity appears. Buy Coin B with Coin A at a low price. Move Coin B to the buyer's market. Sell Coin B for Coin A at a higher price. However, ...
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Can I buy stocks with Bitcoin?

I have got some USD balance with a Bitcoin exchange. I intend to buy stocks for these USDs. Is there an online broker that accepts Bitcoin as a deposit option for stock market trading? I mean the ...
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Why do exchanges have a buy/sell column in their trade history?

Why is there a type column in the trade history on exchanges like btc-e.com and vircurex.com? If all the trades are between two users on the exchange why is a buy/sell type needed? And if there is one ...
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As a Bitcoin Trader, what tools are available to execute trades? [duplicate]

Looking to expand beyond using bitstamp and gox's (ok, well, that one was easy) built-in trading interfaces to something more unified and manageable. RTBTC seems to have a clean interface. What about ...
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How much Bitcoin volume is for purchasing stuff versus trading/speculation/investment?

What percentage of Bitcoin transaction volume is due to people actually buying stuff ("goods") versus between traders, investors and speculators? Of the "goods" volume, what percentage is for illicit ...
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Is there a service that allows to hedge for bitcoin and has an API?

I want to hegde Bitcoin with USD because of the high volatility of Bitcoin. Is there a service that offers hedges for Bitcoin and has an API that I can use with PHP?
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Exchanges with advanced order types?

I just signed up with my first virtual currency exchange. The graphs etc. were impressive, much like a real exchange, but I was disappointed to find only the buy / sell orders. Do any virtual ...
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would universal use of arbitrage bot stabilize the market?

If each bitcoin exchange ran a bitcoin-arbitrage bot (let's say the same one)themselves, would that quickly eliminate the spread, and therefore the opportunity for arbitrage?
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Given a list of buy/sell orders and previous trades, compute a buy/sell price

I'm using the Cryptsy API with a bot. So far, my bot's problem is that when it decides it needs to buy or sell a coin (not just bitcoin), I always seem to compute a price that is way too low or high. ...
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Transferring Bitcoins from Wallet to Wallet

Say I buy a Bitcoin from a specific market, like BTC-e, and it goes into my wallet. Is it possible for me to transfer that Bitcoin from its current wallet (BTC-e) into a wallet that I have on another ...
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The effects of a 'buy wall' on the market? [duplicate]

I'm learning a lot about coin markets. Now i'm wondering What are the effects of a buy wall? or a sell wall? Do they affect the market in any way? Thanks!
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Does cancelling an order in BTC-E carry a fee?

I want to know when BTC-E charges it's 0.2% fee on a cancelled buy/sell order... When placed but 0% completed When placed but partially completed How much are you billed in each case?
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Bitcoin trading in Cyprus

Hey guys is there any way to find out how much trading in bitcoin goes on within an individual country? I'm specifically looking for info on the country of Cyprus.
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High Hashing Power: Okay to solo mine? [duplicate]

I plan to hash at around 250-550 gH/s, would it be profitable to mine solo, or would I make more money joining a pool? Are there any unexpected occurrences that I should look out for when mining?
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Calculating EMA on multiple time periods - right or wrong?

I'm writing a bot that acts on market signals - currently just based on exponential moving averages. At the moment, I have the program watching the market on multiple different period lengths. For ...
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Is bitcoin the only entrance to buying other coins?

I am totally newbie and looking into buying some other coins such as Megacoin and Quark with my bank account. After some research, I found that the only way to buy those coins seems to be buying them ...
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How do I interpret Mt Gox market depth streaming data?

You can get streaming market depth data form Mt Gox as described here: https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/MtGox/API/Streaming#Depth. I understand what market depth is but how do I interpret this data? An ...
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How to compute profit and loss with currency trading?

I can't seem to wrap my head around this. Let's say we have these fake trades between two currencies C1 C2 Rate dPIP Trade Value C1 Value C2 Day 1 1 0 10 0 ...
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What would it take to create my own Bitcoin exchange?

I'm looking into creating a Bitcoin / crypto currency trading platform (say, like Tradeking), as I've noticed there are a few sites out there already, except they all have pretty hefty fees. So, to ...
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Is there a Bitcoin price alert application that can use data from BitcoinCharts.com?

Is there a Bitcoin price alert application that can use data from BitcoinCharts.com? Something like a windows desktop alert is what I have in mind. I need this as I am trying to monitor prices of ...
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Why are Bitcoin prices so different between different markets? [duplicate]

Sorry if this is a basic question, I'm new to this stuff. Currently, according to cryptocoincharts.info, Bitcoins are trading at $1050 on BTC-E but $1228 on Mt. Gox. How is this possible? What would ...
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What is BTC-E CODE?

In the "Finances" tab on https://btc-e.com/ you can enter your BTC-E Code there. What is this about?
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Where does the purchasing currency go? [duplicate]

When someone purchases Bitcoin, where does the currency go used to pay for it? It can't just disappear. It still has value to someone.Thank you.
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Would trading with Bitcoin be worth?

I'm new in the world of Bitcoin yet, and my first toght was that I my buy BTCs for dollars and then sell them if the exchange rate is bigger. Would it be worth? Or I shouldn't even give it a try?
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Need help understanding how profit from bitcoin trading (like forex?)

I wanna understand something very basic. How trading work between BTC & USD. Let's say I have 1 BTC at US 100. The naive idea is "buy low" and "sell high". But I don't grasp how that work, ie, ...
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Does using bitcoins require a “K-1” under some circumstances?

That's it...whenever currencies are traded, the possibility of a K-1 form arises, and since we're dealing with the dollar and the bitcoin here, and some people just trade the two without using them ...
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btcchina how to deposit with mastercard?

https://vip.btcchina.com I'm trying to "Fund CNY" to use in my bitcoin trades. The problem is, whichever bank I choose, it redirects to a login page asking for a password or mobile payment option ...
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Can trading be done on coinbase.com?

On coinbase.com I tried to sell some bitcoins and was told I had to register a bank account. I'd have expected that only if I were trying to withdraw dollars, euros, etc., from coinbase. On mtgox ...
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Is BTC Robot working or is it a scam?

Does anyone have an experience in using BTC Robot? Can it make some money or is it just a scam?
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How does MtGox Limit sell work?

MtGox has market orders and non-market orders. From what I know, market orders will execute at the current market price whereas the non-market order will execute only at the price that I have set (or ...
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How will a bitcoin ETF be any different from a bitcoin exchange?

The W.Twins bitcoin ETF/trust stock can be converted to real bitcoins. This means that we can buy $100 worth of stock and convert it to maybe 0.5 BTC depending on the current rate. And we can buy 0.5 ...
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Historical archive of Mt.Gox trading engine lag values

Can I get to know Mt.Gox lag value from a specific date/time in history? For instance, what was the lag on April 10th at 21:15:27 GMT?
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How do you leverage your bitcoins?

I was previously putting my bitcoins into btcjam, but as there are no longer any secured loans I was thinking about moving my bitcoins into something else that will generate some profit over time ...
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How should I safely buy/sell a preorder for Bitcoin mining equipment?

Suppose I need to buy/sell a preorder for Bitcoin mining equipment. What is the safest approach (for both the buyer and seller) to conduct this transaction? Does it matter if this transaction is ...
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What EURO exchanges have web APIs currently?

I'm wondering what exchanges in that operate in native euro, who most likely support sepa transactions have web apis? Bitcoin-24.com was great until they had banking problems. now who is left? Is ...
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When a trade offer in Ripple incurs transit fees, who pays them?

When two trade orders in Ripple are matched and they incur a transit fee for exchanging IOUs, which of the parties pays the transit fee? Is this transit fee already included in the order or is it ...
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MtGox API - depth updates

Assume the following buy limit orders: BID 2@150 BID 3@149 against which ONE market order to sell 5 btc is submitted. What the depth update would look like? Can someone give me an example? Will it ...
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Frequency of MtGox market orders

Im currently trying to estimate the frequency of incoming market orders to MtGox order book. Assume the following buy limit orders: BID 2@150 BID 3@149 against which ONE market order to sell 5 btc ...
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What happens if Bitcoin itself is obsoleted by another digital currency?

Unless Bitcoin is replaced with a Bitcoin-compatible currency, I believe that all holders of Bitcoin will be out of luck when the day comes that it is obsoleted by a superior system, as inevitably ...
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Does a brokerage firm have its own price matching engine? or it is only that exchanges can do this all matching stuff?

Is the location of price matching for a trade can optionally decided ? i.e. Does a brokerage firm have its own price matching engine which gets the Market depth updates and runs price matching ...
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Best trader from an European perspective [closed]

I would like to buy some bitcoins (and potentially litecoins). I live in Europe, what is the best way to get and trade them from Europe? I would like to avoid all unnecessary fees, as much as ...
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Why don't people buy at one exchange and sell at another?

Bitcoinity.org shows that for the past 30 days, bitstamp's price is high at 101.00, low at 77.00, and current price is 98.04. On contrast, mtgox's price for the past 30 days is high at 115.00, low at ...
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What if someone owns 51% of all bitcoins?

Would it be possible to manipulate the exchange rate of bitcoin if a single entity controlled the majority of all available currency? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Currency_intervention ...
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Is there a bitcoin robot?

Is there a bitcoin robot that can automatically trade bitcoin for USD? I see that bitcoin rates fluctuate every day and has different rates at different exchanges, and it could be easily traded like ...
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Backtesting mtgox for historical trade analysis?

I want to test out a few trading ideas for bitcoin. It seems to work on a small time horizon, and I'd like to backtest the past year or so of MtGox data. Is there a service that provides this? If not, ...
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Is there data available on physical goods and services traded in BTC?

There seems to be plenty of data on the BTC financial market, exchange rates and the like, as well as on the technical aspects (network hash rate, difficulty etc). I guess I'm not the only one ...
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Why does the Bitcoin conversion rate change wildly?

I don't understand why the conversion rate for bitcoin changes wildly. Why does it?